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Pollution in

Mexico City is one of the most polluted cities in the world and poor air quality
affects its 23 million inhabitants. The 23 million people that inhabit Mexico City
suffer from high levels of pollution as a result of the combination of
atmospheric depression and the arrival of winds from the north of the Mexican
capital, bringing with them large amounts of sulfur dioxide. In the country,
pollution kills about 9,000 people a year.

Nowaday the atmospheric pollution has

increased by a lot of causes:

Excessive use of Increase in emitted of Combustion Overpopulation Industries

vehicles: there some pollutants: There is from of
are at least 4.7 a large quantity of gases households
million cars in like carbon monoxide
CDMX. that pollute the air. Statistics
Transport and vehicles
Household combustion

0 10 20 30 40 50
Climate change Lots of Graph 1: Pollutant emissions in the ZMVM.
Own elaboration based on SEDEMA diagrams.

The main consequences pollution in Mexico

City are:

A lot of Respiratory Heart diseases Some types of Damage to the

Premature deaths tract infection Cancer and a large environment
number of diseases

Implemented solutions in CDMX:

In Mexico City there are a great number of programs
like the DEA (Dirección de Educación Ambiental) that aim
to provide knowledge, create awareness and promote
citizen participation to save the environment from
pollution. There are a few institutions like SEMARNAT
and SEP that have incorporated environmental
education in schools.

Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán

Inglés Intermedio 1
Br. Naara Bernice Martínez López
Br. María Angélica May Canché

Rivera H. Cecilia, Sánchez R. Flor, Andrade M. Ángel. Contaminación Atmosférica de la Zona Metropolitana del Valle de México y sus efectos en la salud; 2016.
disponible en:
Garza G, Aragón Fernando. La contaminación atmosférica de la ciudad de México en escala megalopolitana; Universidad de las américas Puebla.
Samaca Aguilar, M. (2019). Contaminación ambiental CDMX [Tesis de pregrado, Universidad Cooperativa de Colombia]. Repositorio Institucional UCC.